IUP Alumni

Apply talent, passion, and work ethicyour recipe for success

The restaurant and hospitality business rewards those with passion, talent, and a good work ethic. With a Certificate in Culinary Arts from IUP, you will be well-qualified for a position as an entry-level culinarian in the food industry. Furthermore, your IUP credentials show your future employers that you want to move up the ladder, that you want to become a leader in the kitchen, and that you are not afraid of the risks and rewards that come with a highly successful career.


Receiving a certificatefrom the Culinary Academy at IUP can lead you to a career as:

  • Cook
  • Baker
  • Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant owner
  • B&B owner
  • Food stylist
  • Food critic
  • Personal chef
  • Culinary educator
  • Food sales representative

Path to higher degrees

The culinary arts programs at IUP are designed to earn credits toward these five undergraduate degrees:

Our alumni success stories

Read about some of the exciting and successful careers our culinary arts graduates are pursuing.